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A New Love Affair

H&M Dress

H&M Dress

H&M Dress

H&M Dress

H&M Dress

H&M Dress

H&M Dress

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This is a post about love and betrayal. OK, just kidding. But it sort of feels that way. I have developed quite the love affair with ModCloth. However, after a recent trip to NYC, I discovered a new (to me) clothing store that sent my heart aflutter in ways I only thought ModCloth ever could.

I know this will sound insane to most people who live in the civilized world, but I just discovered how dreamy H&M is. In Wisconsin I believe we only had one H&M in the Milwaukee area and one in Madison. Both of these cities were several hours from where I lived, so, I have been deprived of all the wonderfulness that H&M has to offer…until now.

My dress was the first thing that made me weak in the knees at this store. It embodies everything that I love. It’s an A-line cut, it’s good for twirling, it has sleeves and I can wear it with tights if I choose. However, the most important aspect of this dress, that is the reason it stole my heart….it doesn’t wrinkle! I had this dress rolled up in a ball and stuffed in my duffle bag for the whole time I was in NYC and then for about another week after. When I removed the dress from the duffle bag, there was not a single wrinkle to be found. Now, that my friends, is a dress I can grow old with.

Don’t worry, though, I did manage to get some ModCloth in this post. My wedges are from ModCloth, and they are my absolute favorite shoes. They’ve probably been in 20 outfit posts by now. They are just so comfortable and go with so many different outfits. It’s usually a real struggle for me to find comfortable dressy shoes that are also wide, but these wedges are a dream come true.

On a side note, notice how I am not wearing tights. Crazy, right? It was super warm and nice the day these pictures were taken. It was short-lived, though. I wore this dress for an event last night and had to throw my trusty Express tights on because it was barely above freezing. I may have been too quick to assume spring had actually arrived.

The Rockingham House
The Rockingham House

*I also wanted to mention where these pictures were taken. This house actually served as the final wartime headquarters for George Washington! It was closed at the time we were there, but they do tours of it (click here for more info). I love how much history this area has.

Where to find it:

Dress: H&M
Wedges: ModCloth 
Earrings: Icing
Pearls: Gift from my husband


  1. allie's fashion alley says:

    Love this look! Good luck in the contest.


    1. haveclotheswilltravel says:

      Thank you so much! That is very sweet – but I’m quite confident I don’t stand a chance. 🙂 I’ll have to check out your blog!

  2. Joanna Joy says:

    You look great in this outfit! Love your dress and super cute shoes. I’ve heard so much about Modcloth. I will have to shopping there. Love Him too! Also, like this house.


    1. haveclotheswilltravel says:

      Oh yes, definitely check out ModCloth Joanna! You won’t be disappointed. 🙂 And thank you so much!

  3. Lauren Blair says:

    Hahaha I love how you set this up with essentially cheating on your true love of ModCloth. I totally relate!! H&M is pretty great. When I moved to Colorado and it wasn’t there anymore it was really traumatizing. And I was beyond happy when they opened up here! That’s a super adorable dress!
    -Lauren Blair

    1. haveclotheswilltravel says:

      Haha. Thanks, Lauren! I do feel a bit like I’m cheating on ModCloth anytime I buy something from a different clothing store. They just have such an awesome business, and are doing so many wonderful things (and of course all of their clothes are adorable) that it seems silly to shop elsewhere. Alas, though, there a few retailers that pull me away from time to time. 🙂

  4. Ela (@WunderBliss) says:

    You are totally rockin’ this dress! You look amazing in it, such a perfect fit:-) I really love how you styled it with the pearl bracelet.


    1. haveclotheswilltravel says:

      Thank you, Ela! I personally liked the way you styled it better! 🙂

  5. jenniferrzasa says:

    SO glad you discovered H&M! I love it, and feel lucky to have a few nearby. It’s one of my favorite places to shop 🙂 This dress looks really great- classy but fun!

    1. haveclotheswilltravel says:

      Thank you so much! It is such a fun and comfortable dress that I can wear for a ton of different things. 🙂

  6. Amanda Brezovsky says:

    H&M really is a cool store. I do not have any locally, but whenever I travel to a bigger city I always make sure to stop in. Modcloth will always be such a go-to for me though. Adore that site. Really cute dress and those wedges are perfect for so many different occasions!


    1. haveclotheswilltravel says:

      Oh I completely agree, ModCloth will always will be a go-to for me. Their clothes are so cute, affordable and well-made. Plus, the company itself just rocks for so many different reasons. H&M does have a quite a few cute, affordable items at the moment, though, that I have my eye on. Haha.

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